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Who Is Caroline Stanbury’s Husband Sergio Carrallo? Meet the Former Pro Soccer Player

Here's everything we know about the 29-year-old husband of Caroline Stanbury, who we originally met on Season 1 of RHODubai.

By Jamontae Hickman

Where there is love, there is life, and this couldn’t be truer for Caroline Stanbury and her husband, Sergio Carrallo.

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When viewers reunited with Caroline on the debut season of The Real Housewives of Dubai after we met her on Ladies of London, they learned that the English native had recently been engaged and was planning her wedding to her new flame, Sergio. The couple officially tied the knot in December 2021 in a stunning ceremony in the UAE, which was featured on Season 1, Episode 8 of RHODubai.

So, who is the former soccer player that managed to win over Caroline’s trophy heart? Here’s everything we know about Sergio Carrallo, including all the scoop on his age, career, and how his romantic connection with the mom of three began.

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How did Caroline Stanbury meet her husband, Sergio Carrallo? 

In a June 2022 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Caroline revealed how she and Sergio met. "I did a live tour of - it used to be called According to Caroline, now it's called Divorced Not Dead with Live Nation," she explained at the time. "And I was at my only night in Newport Beach and he was in my audience." 

The WWHL host then turned to Sergio, who was seated in the audience, and asked what drew him to Caroline's show. Sergio's response? "I was not meant to be there," he began, adding, "Someone invited me and then, you know, I made it there." 

Sergio later confessed that Caroline had held a "sensitive spot" in his heart ever since they first locked eyes.

They started dating in 2019 but didn't publicly confirm their relationship until July 2020. Caroline and Sergio got married the following year  on December 18, 2021.

On Season 1, Episode 8 of RHODubai, viewers witnessed Caroline and Sergio say "I do” in a serene outdoor wedding. “You know you just have this ideal image of like a woman you want to marry – and this is Caroline,” Sergio said in a joint confessional with his wife.

Caroline Stanbury and Sergio Pendas pose for a photo together while on a red carpet.

Where Is Sergio Carrallo from? 

Sergio, born and raised in Madrid, Spain, pursued his passion for soccer and became a professional player. Over six years, he played for prestigious clubs such as Real Madrid and UB Conquense. After retiring from the sport, Sergio shifted his focus to a career in digital marketing.

Following his soccer career, Sergio moved to New York and then to California to pursue a degree in marketing and communications at the University of California, Irvine. Sergio eventually uprooted his life to the Middle East after meeting Caroline. The pair have lived in the UAE together since 2020.

Does Sergio Carrallo have any kids? 

Sergio doesn't have any kids, but he and Caroline frequently talk about starting a family together. (Caroline has three children with her ex-husband, Cem Habib.) On Season 1 of RHODubai, Caroline expressed how she was "scared" of pregnancy at her age and considered the possibility of surrogacy.

During the Season 2 premiere of RHODubai, Caroline joked that "Sergio's ovaries [were] on fire" and shared they went through IVF last year. However, the mom of three shared that she wasn't ready to welcome a baby with her husband yet.

"I currently have one baby boy embryo on ice where he can stay for the foreseeable future," she said in a confessional. 

Sergio Carrallo and Caroline Stanbury arriving on the red carpet at BravoCon 2023.

Who is Caroline Stanbury's ex-husband, Cem Habib? 

Before falling in love with Sergio, Caroline was married once to her ex-husband, Cem Habib, for 20 years. The two finalized their divorce in 2019. 

While Caroline and Cem's marriage didn't last, they managed to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship for their children. "My relationship with my ex-husband is actually amazing," Caroline shared on a June 2022 episode of WWHL.

Caroline also shared that she and Sergio occasionally hang out with Cem. “We all go out to dinner, and [Cem] actually lives very close to us,” Caroline said in the Bravo Clubhouse, adding, “We spent Christmas together as a family — my parents, his parents, Sergio’s parents.” 

What does Sergio Carrallo do for a living? 

Sergio, with a background in marketing, is applying his business knowledge for good with his and Caroline's company, Bust The Label. The health and wellness brand offers supplements, detox tea, and even a manifestation and gratitude journal.

Additionally, Sergio is preparing for an exciting hospitality project in Bali, Indonesia, which he has been teasing on his company's Instagram page, Samsara Nest. The brand's social bio describes it as "Creating a magical space in the heart of Ubud."

What's more, the 29-year-old enjoys content creation, as he and Caroline frequently share various content on their respective social media accounts.

Daily Dish Rhodubai Caroline Stanbury Sergio Carrallo

Where do Caroline Stanbury and Sergio Carrallo live?

Last year, Caroline and Sergio moved into their new home located in the luxe community of Al Barari, Dubai. The spouses recently gave a tour of their chic abode (clip above), which took 18 months to complete. 

In a June 2023 interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Caroline broke down all the dazzling details of the vibrant, modern-style home. “I am known for going against the norms… always,” she shared. 

Moreover, Caroline and Sergio have shared in-depth insights about their home by starting an Instagram account, The Carrallos’ Home, where they documented everything from the construction phases to their interior decorating journey. 

"We absolutely feel very zen," Caroline noted about her pad's vibes in the tour. 

Daily Dish Rhodubai Caroline Stanbury Sergio Carrallo

How old are Caroline Stanbury and Sergio Carrallo? 

Sergio is 29, and Caroline is 48. Their 19-year age gap has been a point of contention in their relationship, particularly with Sergio's father, who wasn't initially fond of his son dating an older woman.

In Season 1, Episode 7 of RHODubai, it was revealed that Sergio's father even offered him money to break up with Caroline; however, he refused the offer. Ultimately, Sergio's father came to accept their relationship, saying that if his son is happy, then he is happy.

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